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  • Five Very Bad Targets for ISIS

    11/19/2015 12:00:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 19, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    The horrible attacks in Paris were against soft targets -- cafes and music halls. The one attack that failed was because of security outside the Stade de France. Similarly, in the United States, there are American hard targets that ISIS dare not attack. Here are five. 5. States With High Concealed-Carry Usage The idiots in ISIS probably don't realize that in the United States, every state has different laws when it comes to firearms. These varying laws have a direct impact on public safety. A single armed citizen with a concealed .38 or 9mm, particularly in close quarters, can...
  • Boy, Aged 13, Home Alone Shoots Suspected Burglar With His Mother’s Gun

    11/11/2015 5:28:48 AM PST · by grundle · 60 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | November 11, 2015
    A suspected burglar was shot by a a 13-year-old boy who used his mother’s Colt. 45 pistol to defend himself while home alone. On seeing a man entering the home through the back the young teen from Charleston, South Carolina grabbed the gun and fired at him to which the suspects are reported to have returned fire, . The exchange of gunfire in the home with the two suspects resulting in Lamar Anthwan Brown, 31, receiving three gunshot wounds while his suspected accomplice Ira Bennett, 28, was later charged and arrested. According to Charleston Police Department, the boy kept firing...
  • Armed THUGS Shoot Combat Medic Mom With Baby… Then She Says, “Now It’s MY Turn”

    11/09/2015 2:58:21 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 74 replies
    American Freedon Fighters ^ | November 9, 2015 | Dean James
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged a man in the home invasion and shooting of a young mother inside her east Charlotte home. VIDEO: http://www.americasfreedomfighters.com/2015/11/09/watch-armed-thugs-shoot-combat-medic-mom-with-baby-then-she-says-now-its-my-turn/ CMPD charged Reco Latur Dawkins Jr., 23, with attempted murder, felony breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit felony breaking and entering in the home invasion and shooting of 21-year-old Samantha Bunce last Tuesday. Dawkins turned himself in to police on Saturday morning. He was interviewed by detectives and after the interview he was taken into custody. His first court appearance is Tuesday. A close friend of Bunce who visited her in the hospital over the weekend...
  • Homicide Rates Cut In Half Over Past 20 Years (While New Gun Ownership Soared)

    11/01/2015 5:59:50 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/01/2015 | Tyler Durden
    the murder rate was cut nearly in half from 7 per 100,000 in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2013. Over the same period, overall gun deaths (including accidents and suicides) have fallen by one-third from 15.2 to 10.6 per 100,000. In spite of this, Pew reports, the American public believes that homicides and gun deaths are increasing in the United States. Those who think violence is getting worse should probably watch less television and look around them instead. The murder rate in the US is currently similar to 1950s levels. Meanwhile, the number of privately owned guns (and gun...
  • Family of man shot by customer with concealed carry license: 'Something doesn't seem right'

    11/01/2015 3:55:00 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/1/15 | Dawn Rhodes and Rosemary Regina Sobol
    <p>The stepson of a 55-year-old suspected robber shot dead Saturday night at a Southwest Side store by a customer with a concealed carry license expressed anger, frustration and doubt about the incident Sunday.</p> <p>Killed was Reginald Gildersleeve, 55, of the 5000 block of South California Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Gildersleeve was pronounced dead at 7:10 p.m. on the scene in the 2700 block of West 51st Street, according to the medical examiner's office.</p>
  • Elderly vet saves 16 children from knife attack(IL)

    10/16/2015 4:51:02 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 51 replies
    pekintimes.com ^ | 10/15/15 | Michael Smothers
    Sixteen children and a handful of their mothers found the only door to their library room blocked by a man who held hunting knives in each hand as he screamed, Im going to kill some people! Dustin Brown, 19, specifically wanted to kill children Tuesday at Morton Public Library, he said after the would-be victims escaped safely. Had he brought a firearm instead, It wouldve been a different story, James Vernon said Thursday. Blood was shed, but mostly Vernons, because the retired chess club teacher kept his cool, gave his class an avenue of flight and remembered the knife-fight training...
  • Would-be Waffle House robber dies after having been shot by customer [N. Charleston SC]

    10/10/2015 5:13:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 10/10/15 | Deanna Pan
    A man who was shot this morning while he was trying to rob a Waffle House in North Charleston has died from his injuries, authorities said. The robber was shot by a customer, who thwarted the early-morning robbery attempt, police said. He saved us, thats what he did, a Waffle House employee told The Post and Courier. Shortly after 5 a.m., North Charleston police responded to reports of an armed robbery and shots fired at the Waffle House at 6907 Dorchester Road. When officers arrived, they found the suspect had been shot by a customer who had intervened. The suspect...
  • Gresham resident shoots and kills intruder, one of four who entered his home, police say (OR)

    09/07/2015 7:20:26 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 09/06/2015 | Aimee Green
    A Gresham man shot and killed one of four intruders who had entered his mobile home Saturday and began stabbing him with a knife. The 34-year-old resident fought back by grabbing a pistol and shooting two of his attackers, Gresham police say. Police arrived to find one of the suspected intruders, a 25-year-old man, dead at the scene from a gun injury. The resident also shot a 16-year-old suspect, who was brought to a local hospital and Sunday morning was still being treated there.
  • RAW FOOTAGE=> Protesters Flee When They See Ferguson Store Owner Is Packing Heat

    08/12/2015 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    gatewatypundit ^ | Aug 11, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    After being looted twice in the past year, the Ferguson Market and Liquor Store employees decided to take things into their own hands since the government failed. Video
  • Florida Wildlife Officer Shot And Boat Is Stolen

    08/08/2015 10:42:52 AM PDT · by arthurus · 24 replies
    The Ledger ^ | August 7, 2015 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Florida Panhandle authorities have arrested two men they say were responsible for the shooting and wounding of a wildlife officer. The Bay County Sheriff's Office reported in a news release that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer was on his boat Friday afternoon when he was shot.
  • Boulder police: Armed witness rescued woman from attempted murder outside church

    08/01/2015 11:50:48 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    Daily Camera Boulder News ^ | 07/31/2015 | Alex Burness
    Police describe Heriberto Haro-Luna, drunk and incensed, confronting his recently estranged wife in a Boulder church parking lot, trapping her by the neck and threatening to slit her throat as she uttered final prayers. It was just before 6 p.m. Thursday, and an employee of Sacred Heart of Jesus, at 14th Street and Mapleton Avenue, happened to be walking to his car with his concealed handgun as the confrontation simmered. "He presented (the gun) and told the man to leave her alone," he added. "It was very fortunate he was there." Seeing the weapon, police say, Haro-Luna fled...
  • Attacker killed by West Virginia escort eyed in possible serial murders in 3 states

    07/28/2015 4:23:53 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 25 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/27/15 | Cristina Corbin
    Suspected serial killer Neal Falls' body count may have matched the number of weapons in his arsenal. Police around the country are working Monday to determine whether Falls -- who was shot and killed by a West Virginia escort as he tried to strangle her -- is linked to the unsolved murders of prostitutes in at least three other states. On July 18, Falls, a 45-year-old drifter, knocked on the door of a Charleston, W.V. prostitute who advertised her services on Backpage.com. When the woman -- identified as "Heather" -- opened the door, Falls asked her only one question: "Live...
  • Cincinnati man shoots at 1-year-old boy, is shot by man with concealed carry permit

    07/27/2015 11:33:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2015
    A 62-year-old man with a gun in each hand fired at four people including a 1-year-old boy before a civilian with a concealed carry permit returned fire and wounded the shooter, cops told FOX19. Thomas McCary is being held without bond on four counts of felonious assault. McCary was arguing with a woman around 8 p.m. Sunday night and, when the womans brother, Patrick Ewing, approached, McCary pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and fired three shots at him, Cincinnati police said. Ewing didnt get hit, but he did get his own gun and returned fire, wounding McCary in...
  • In Houston Shooting of two Robbers, Reporter says to "give them what they want"

    07/19/2015 5:14:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A reporter covered the defensive shooting in Houston, where marksman, clerk, and brother of the owner, Dien Tu, shot and killed two of three armed robbers. The robbers were attempting to rob the store and had pistol whipped his brother in law, Brian. The reporter at khou.com gives this advice: Police advise clerks in this situation to give in to the demands of robber. It is not clear if this is actual advice from police in the area, or vaguely remembered propaganda by the reporter. The store owner sees things a little differently, as reported in the next sentence:...
  • Ga. man who shot robber: 'I just did what I had to do'

    07/18/2015 8:38:49 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    ledger-enquirer.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | AP story
    SYCAMORE, GA. Authorities say a man who attempted to rob a southwest Georgia gas station with a gun is hospitalized after a customer shot him twice. WALB-TV reports http://bit.ly/1StIKvt
  • KS: Constitutional Carry Foils Robbery Attempt

    07/17/2015 5:12:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    When Governor Brownback signed the constitutional carry bill on the second of April this year, the disarmists predicted blood in the streets, just like a broken record. Fortunately, those predictions have proved wrong, as they have, time and time again. The law went into effect two weeks ago on July first. Now we have one of he first fruits of the law. A young man, carrying a pistol without a permit, foiled the robbery attempt of an Academy sporting goods store. Many would say that robbing a gun shop is a really stupid idea, and it shows in this...
  • Store clerk shoots 2 would-be robbers in southwest Houston

    07/14/2015 10:27:03 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 50 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | 7-14-15 | Keith Garvin
    A convenience store clerk fought back during a robbery, shooting two thieves Monday. Store clerk Dien Tu says he was surprised but prepared when he saw a masked man pistol-whipping his co-worker. Tu had just returned from a quick break in the back of the Super K convenience store on Beechnut Street and Jorine Drive in southwest Houston. "Maybe he scared, so they hit him," Tu said. "I think he put him down and he hit him." Surveillance cameras show the moment four men drive into the parking lot. With their faces covered, three jump out with guns and rush...
  • TX: Man Grabs Gun, Stops Crime Spree

    07/12/2015 4:33:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On criminal can easily commit a large number of crimes. Removing them from society does a great deal to lower the crime rate. Often, it is an armed citizen who is on the scene and able to stop the crimes. This recent example occurred in Perland, Texas. A man in a close neighborhood stopped a minor crime wave by grabbing a gun and holding a burglary suspect for the police. From thefacts.com: PEARLAND A man suspected of burglarizing several cars on one street was caught when a neighbor pulled a gun after finding the man rifling through his...
  • Mississippi hold-up ends when victim shoots, kills one of his robbers

    07/08/2015 7:18:07 AM PDT · by dware · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05.17.2015 | Fox News
    The victim of a harrowing gunpoint robbery in Mississippi on Saturday grabbed a gun out of his truck and opened fire, killing one robber and sending the other fleeing. Jackson Police said the victim turned the tables on a pair of robbers after he was robbed of his wallet and forced to drive to an ATM to get money, Mississippi News Now reported.
  • Burglars smash van into sporting goods store only to find owner waiting

    07/03/2015 4:26:34 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 50 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 03 JULY 2015 | WISN.COM
    MILWAUKEE Shortly before sunrise, police said a stolen van smashed through the doors of the Bouchards Sporting Goods store near North Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive. The burglars were unaware the owner was sleeping inside. Police said he greeted them with gunfire. A short time after the shooting, three guys showed up at the emergency room at Columbia St. Mary's. One of them had been shot multiple times. Police arrested all three of them.
  • Details emerge in Northeast Las Vegas home invasion shootout

    07/02/2015 4:55:49 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 02 july 2015 | COLTON LOCHHEAD
    A 23-year-old man was able to fend off two intruders in his familys home Tuesday morning, killing one and wounding the other, according to a police report released Wednesday. Just after 9 a.m. Tuesday, Tarneshia Harris, 29, also known as Tiffany Carter, and a male accomplice broke into a house in the 3800 block of King Palm Avenue, near Pecos and Alexander roads, while several people were home, according to the report. The duo initially tried a ruse to gain entry, police said. Harris knocked on the door of the house and told the 12-year-old boy who answered that her...
  • Former CNN anchor involved in fatal shootout with robber

    07/01/2015 2:26:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 1, 2015 | Rodney Ho
    Former CNN Headline News anchor Lynne Russell and her husband, former CNN correspondent Chuck De Caro faced off against a robber at an Albuquerque, N.M. motel. De Caro shot and killed the thief. De Caro himself was reportedly shot three times by the robber but is expected to survive. Russell was not hurt.
  • GA: Rockdale Sherrif Calls Open Carrier Hero

    06/07/2015 10:09:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carrier Todd Scott. In the attempted mass shooting at the Conyers Magnet Package store, customer Todd Scott was openly carrying his Smith & Wesson 4013STW. When the active shooter opened fire, Todd took cover, evaluated the situation, and returned fire. At that point the active shooter left the store, returned to his parents home, and shot and wounded them. Rockdale Sheriff Eric Levett said that Todd Scott was a Hero. From rockdalenews.com: There were three customers, who weren't injured in the incident, inside the liquor store. One customer, Todd Scott, returned fired from a handgun from the back...
  • MS: Alleged Kidnappers of Handgun Competitor: 1 Dead, 1 Corrections Officer (picture)

    06/04/2015 4:49:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A couple of weeks ago, two armed criminals kidnapped a doctor at gun point. They did not realize that their intended prey was also a combat handgun competitor who was loading guns and ammunition into his vehicle. They forced him to take his vehicle to an ATM, where they extracted money. Then they made a critical mistake. They threatened his wife. Accessing a handgun in the door of his vehicle, he shot and killed one of the suspects, Edwin Robinson. Robinson is the larger man in the picture above. The other suspect has been captured. He turned out...
  • GA: Open Carrier Stops Mass Killing

    06/02/2015 10:02:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video of start of shooting In Conyers, Georgia, a citizen, openly carrying a holstered pistol, returned fire at a man who had already killed two people. The attack appears to be a planned mass shooting. The attacker was armed with a semiautomatic pistol, which he is seen firing in the video. When the open carrier, Todd Scott, returned fire, the active shooter stopped the attack, and fled the store. He returned to the home where he lived with his parents, and shot and wounded them both. At this point the police arrived at the...
  • Armed Atlanta man to alleged attempted carjacker

    05/23/2015 7:36:00 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 21 replies
    Daily News ^ | 05/22/2015 | NICOLE HENSLEY
    --snip-- The alleged car jacking attempt failed to amount to anything because Fannin pulled out a gun and ordered him out, the aftermath of which is now shown in a witness video of the encounter between Edgar Horn. Fannin kept his cool while keeping the 61-year-old suspect, Horn, on the ground at gunpoint, the video obtained by WSB-TV shows. He also had plenty of time to lecture Horn about nearly becoming a victim as a team of police officers arrived.
  • Man holds carjacking suspect at gunpoint until police arrive (VIDEO)

    05/22/2015 12:47:23 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    WOKV ^ | 05/21/15 | Rachel Stockman
    ATLANTA An Atlanta man held a would-be carjacker at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested the suspect, according to police.
  • Man holds suspected carjacker at gunpoint until police arrive [w/video]

    05/22/2015 12:18:17 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 8 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | May 22, 2015 | Rachel Stockman
    ATLANTA An East Point man held a would-be carjacker at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested the suspect, according to Atlanta police. -snip- You were not trying to rob me, Fannin said to the man on cellphone video of the incident. Do you just get into random people's cars ... you thought I was your friend you thought I was your friend ... so you woke up stupid this morning?
  • Patient who pulled gun on armed robber hopes he taught him lesson

    05/21/2015 6:00:26 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 31 replies
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Randy Wimbley
    A quick-thinking man who refused to become a victim hopes he taught a young bad guy a lesson. Most people who carry a concealed handgun won't be in the situation where they have to draw and use it. That was a reality Tuesday for a Waterford man. James Dockman refused to pull the trigger and tonight the 49-year-old explains why. "Do you really want to (expletive) do this," Dockman said to the armed robber. The young man holding the weapon didn't want to answer, fleeing. Dockman said he was headed to his dialysis treatment around 4 a.m. Tuesday when he...
  • Woman Held Hostage By Naked Madman For 20 Hours Saved By Armed Neighbor [VIDEO]

    05/18/2015 3:55:45 PM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/18/2015 | Chuck Ross
    A Pennsylvania man is being hailed as a hero for rescuing a neighbor who had been beaten by her ex-boyfriend and held hostage for 20 hours. Henry Oppenheim told WTAJ that he grabbed his gun after seeing the woman being beaten on the street in Altoona Friday morning. Police say that the attacker, Henry Yancey, had held the woman, his ex-girlfriend, hostage for 20 hours and that he had beaten her throughout the night, threatened to kill her and stabbed her in the leg.
  • SA:Girlfriend fires 2 Shots at Armed Home Invaders; video

    05/14/2015 5:59:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In this video from South Africa, we see the clear utility of an alarm system and or a dog. Neither were available in this case, and it was only luck or God that aided the armed residents. The cats were useless. Link to video With today's technology, audio would be an easy addition. The residents are armed with revolvers, likely five shot revolvers, because the frame appears fairly small. It is something to consider that there were three invaders, and the woman fired two shots, without any obvious hits. Clearly, more firepower is called for. I believe that it...
  • Witness Pulled Gun On Burglary Suspect Who Was Beating OKC Officer

    05/10/2015 12:00:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    News 9 ^ | May 07, 2015 | Matthew Nuttle
    OKLAHOMA CITY - New information is coming out regarding the rookie Oklahoma City police officer who was beaten by a suspect with his own baton following a burglary on the northwest side of the metro. An armed witness may have been the only thing that kept that officer from a more serious beating, or worse. It happened just after 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of W. Park Pl. Rookie Officer Adam Eller and field training officer Sgt. Michael Lambert were responding to the burglary call. ... During the chase the two officers became separated. Eller found himself alone...
  • Streamwood man thwarts robbery attempt, authorities say

    05/04/2015 5:04:06 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 2 replies
    daily herald ^ | : 5/4/2015 | Barbara Vitello
    A Streamwood 18-year-old accused of trying to rob a man by saying he had a gun was arrested after the man pulled a gun on him, authorities say. Prosecutors say the intended victim has a valid concealed carry permit.
  • OK: Armed Citizen tells Story to Media at Request of Sheriff

    04/23/2015 7:06:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In rural Pottawotamie county in Oklahoma, the Sheriff appreciates the efforts of armed citizens. I was able to get in touch with the elder Alvin Cleere. His son had captured a burglar by being observant. The son, also named Alvin, had noticed a pickup truck at an property were it did not belong. He checked things out and found that the truck was loaded with stolen goods. From kfor.com: He discovered the truck was loaded with stolen property, matresses, fixtures- even a kitchen sink. This fed up crime fighter pulled the 45 from his pickup. That...
  • Assault victim with concealed weapon stops bat-wielding attacker at east Yakima Wal-Mart

    04/14/2015 4:08:40 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 28 replies
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | April 14, 2015 | Donald W. Meyers
    YAKIMA, Wash. A 32-year-old man who was shopping with at least three children at a Yakima Wal-Mart was the victim of an unprovoked assault when a stranger picked up a metal tee-ball bat and struck him, according to Yakima police. The victim was not injured, but he did have a concealed weapons permit, which he immediately put to use, police said.A store security officer reported hearing a man in the sporting goods department yelling Get on the ground! and found one man pointing a pistol at another, who was lying on the floor.Police arrived a short time later and...

    03/30/2015 7:12:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 30,2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 22 a man who opened fire on children and adults in a Philadelphia barbershop was shot and killed by a citizen with a concealed carry permit. The armed citizen had been walking by the barbershop when he heard gunshots. He ran inside and shot the gunman. According NBC Philadelphia, the incident arose after two men got into a fight in the barbershop. An unnamed 40-year-old man fought with another customer then pulled out a gun and started shooting. Police said the man fired on customers and barbers, and some of those customers were children. As the 40-year-old man...
  • GA: Iconic Picture of Modern Crime Prevention

    03/29/2015 7:22:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Cobb County, Georgia, a passerby took this iconic picture of modern crime prevention. In it, a bank robbery suspect, a black male millennial, is being held at gun point by a white haired and fit member of what appears to be the boomer generation. It is clear that the armed boomer knows what he is doing and has the situation well in hand. The iconic nature of the picture is enhanced in that it was taken by an ordinary citizen turned reporter/photographer on the instant. While not certain, the pistol used to stop the crime may well be...
  • 2 Dead After West Philly Triple Shooting

    03/28/2015 12:59:55 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Police say two men in their twenties got off the trolley at 56th and Lansdowne Avenue and headed toward Media and Conestoga when two other men approached and announced a robbery. One of the victims then reportedly pulled out a gun and shot those two robbers. Unbeknownst to the robbers, the 27-year-old victim has a permit to carryhas his handgun with him, Police Lieutenant John Walker says. Hes able to draw his handgun, firing multiple times, striking both robbery suspects. One of the robbers then returned fire and shot the friend of the armed robbery victim.
  • Passerby With Concealed Carry Permit Stops Slaughter In Philly

    03/23/2015 7:19:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 3/23/2015 | Bob Owens
    If you ask a concealed handgun permit holder why they choose to carry a concealed weapon all of the time, theyll sometimes dryly reply that its because criminals are rarely considerate enough to put their deadly crimes on the intended victims calendar. Such was the case in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania yesterday, when a man with a concealed carry permit heard gun shots as he passed by a barbershop, ran in, and stopped a massacre in the making by shooting a man who had opened fire on employees and customers
  • Tobacco store clerk takes robbery into her own hands, shoots robber

    03/02/2015 7:30:29 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    6ABC.com ^ | 03/02/2015
    LEXINGTON, KY -- Surveillance video shows a tobacco store clerk fighting off two robbers in Lexington, Kentucky. The Tobacco Zone had been locked, but the thieves got in as a customer was leaving. They then went to the office and demanded money. As one of the thieves rummaged through the cash register, he carelessly left his handgun on the counter. "While he was struggling to get money out, he threw the gun on the counter. And I grabbed the gun and I pointed it," store clerk Zara Adil told WKYT-TV, "and I told him, 'I'm gonna shoot you if...
  • PA:CCW Holder stops Crime Spree, Kills Suspect

    02/08/2015 1:45:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A 67-Year-Old CCW permit holder stopped a crime spree and a budding criminal career on Wednesday, 4 February, 2015 in Cobbs Creek Park in Pennsylvania. The victim was walking along a path when the assailant, wearing a mask and brandishing a pistol, ran up to him, demanding that he "Give it up, give me all you got" according to the Upper Darby Police. The intended victim did not play the expected role. He used a classic defensive technique, grabbing the assailant's gun while drawing his own. The 67-Year-Old fired one shot to the attacker's head, killing him and ending...
  • Robber with Toy Gun Killed by 67-Year-Old Victim with Real Gun

    02/06/2015 5:23:03 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 6,2015 | LIZ SHELD
    File this story under Darwin Awards. If you live in a state that properly respects the Second Amendment, be careful before pulling a gun on someone, as they may pull one right back. A masked “gun man,” or rather “toy gun man,” tried to rob a Pennsylvania man in a local park. The victim, a 67-year-old man, pulled out a real gun and shot him, according to Pennsylvania authorities. The incident took place at 2:30pm on Wednesday in Cobbs Creek Park — in other words, in broad daylight. “Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said a 67-year-old man was walking...
  • Senior With Cancer-Stricken Wife Shoots And Kills Armed Home Invader In Michigan

    01/30/2015 5:05:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | January 29, 2015 | Bob Owens
    I cant imagine the terror that must have been running through the mind of the 74-year-old Southgate, Michigan homeowner just before 5:00 AM this morning as a home invader broke in. The homeowner armed himself and stepped outside the bedroom to protect his cancer-stricken wife as she called 911. The homeowner ran into the armed home invader. According to investigators, the home invader raised his weapon, and the homeowner was forced to fire to save his life.
  • Outnumbered National Guardsman takes down 4 armed robbers at Sonic(trunc)

    01/22/2015 5:56:22 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    BIZPAC ^ | 01/21/2015 | Tom Tillison
    A Georgia man sitting in a drive-thru at a Sonic Drive-In restaurant was confronted Sunday by a small gang of armed men who demanded his hard earned money, WSB-TV reported.
  • GA: Armed Robbery Suspect Shot, Gun Walks off

    01/21/2015 11:44:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    As more and more people are legally carrying guns, there are more justifiable shootings and the crime rate drops. A significant synergistic factor is the ubiquity of surveillance cameras and personal recording devices, such as cell phones and dashcams. This shooting in Georgia illustrates one of the reasons why. The event itself is fairly clear. A robbery suspect, who is accompanied by three other people, pulls a gun on a victim. The victim is armed, draws his own weapon, and shoots the suspect, who drops his gun. From myfoxal.com: There were three other people with the suspect at the...
  • Machete wielding intruder gets shot by homeowner. Obama thinks this self defense should be illegal.

    01/19/2015 11:14:07 AM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    wordpress ^ | Janaury 18, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Video/audio: Machete wielding intruder gets shot by homeowner. Obama thinks this act of self defense should be illegal. The Idaho State Journal News recently put up this video at YouTube. A guy with a machete breaks down an apartment door (which looks like it’s made of cardboard), despite the fact that the guy in the apartment had already warned the intruder that he had a gun. After the intruder enters the apartment with a machete, the homeowner shoots him three times. The Idaho State Journal News then blanks the video, but you can hear the intruder...
  • PA: Armed Woman Stops Crime Spree

    01/19/2015 5:22:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Lancaster County, PA, an alert and armed woman stopped a crime spree. One of the things that destroys the sense of security in a neighborhood is the proliferation of burglaries and thefts of personal property from vehicles. That is what the pair of suspects were involved in when an alert woman stopped Robert LaFleur from breaking into her car at 2:30 am and held him at gunpoint until the police arrived. It seems unlikely that LaFleur would have obeyed the woman's commands if she had not been armed. The police report that he resisted arrest when they...
  • Man Shoots [three] Intruders Attempting to Rape His Granddaughter During Home Invasion

    01/03/2015 6:02:35 PM PST · by grundle · 64 replies
    People magazine ^ | October 25, 2014 | Elaine Aradillas
    Kenneth Byrd and his family were settled in their North Carolina home Monday night when there was a knock at their door. A stranger claimed his car was having mechanical problems and asked for water, according to a statement released by the Robeson County Sheriff's Office and obtained by PEOPLE. Suddenly, two more men appeared and demanded money. They were dressed in black and wearing ski masks. The suspects were armed with handguns and attempted to rape Byrd's 19-year-old granddaughter. "Mr. Byrd retrieved a weapon and several shots were fired between Mr. Byrd and the suspects in the house," according...
  • Howard University Running Back [burglar] Fatally Shot in Robbery Attempt

    12/28/2014 8:01:02 PM PST · by grundle · 68 replies
    The Root ^ | December 26, 2014 | Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
    Police believe that the 22-year-old running back was shot and killed while attempting to break into a Texas apartment. A Howard University running back, who returned to his Texas home while on holiday break, was shot and killed along with an 18-year-old man after the two men and an accomplice reportedly attempted to rob an apartment. According to the Denton Record-Chronicle, Howard running back Terrence Neal Tusan, 22; Jakobi Dmon Gipson, 18; and another man allegedly forced their way into a Denton, Texas, apartment Sunday. Although police did not say how the shooting began, it is believed that residents of...
  • Police: Home invasion suspect [on probation] shot by California [Pennsylvania] homeowner

    12/27/2014 4:26:47 PM PST · by grundle · 63 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 27, 2014 | Bill Schackner
    An intruder died early today after being shot in a California borough home as he charged toward the homeowner who confronted him in the kitchen, Washington County Coroner Tim Warco said. The male, identified by Mr. Warco as Emanuel Ladson, 37, of Pittsburgh, was pronounced dead at the Monongahela Valley Hospital emergency room at 4:48 a.m. The incident, described by Mr. Warco in a news release as a home invasion, is being investigated by the coroner, Pennsylvania State Police and police in the borough, officials said. Ladson entered the home along California Road through a window about 3:35 a.m. and...